While soft on the nose with a generous dose of cooked black fruit, Jamesport’s Bloc E is surprisingly crisp and lean on the palate. Pristine red fruit shines amidst layers of mocha, spice and forest floor, finishing on a grippy, darkly toasted wood note.
While ripe on the nose with scents of juicy red cherries, mocha chocolate and Graham cracker crumbs, this soft, light-bodied Pinot Noir gains a slightly rustic edge on the midpalate with hints of fall foliage and a soft, furry coating of tannins on the finish.
With all the Merlot grown on Long Island, it’s a shame there aren’t more wines like this. Moderately priced, and well worth it, this wine delivers good dark-fruit flavors (blueberry, ripe cherry) and pencil shaving, a nice mouthfeel, and the bouquet of a wine twice the price. There is a touch of barnyard to the nose and palate, but not enough to overpower. A nice…
This is a good example of Long Island Riesling from a producer who has a true historic stake in the region. Crisp, lively flavors of apple and melon mingled with a refreshing touch of minerality are light but substantial, and the finish is long and full of fruit flavors. A friendly Riesling that will hold its own against myriad dishes or is is great in the glass alone.
A bit sharp on the nose, implying the high acid that is later evident in the mouth. Aromas of green bean, onion and cranberry lead to cran-/strawberry flavors with hints of oak and earth. Light-to-medium bodied and on the tart side.
While gorgeously fragrant with loads of jasmine blossoms and candied orange peels on the nose, Jamesport’s Riesling feels a bit light in body and concentration. Subtly flavored with tangerine peels and honey, it finishes with a pleasant black tea astringency.
Raspberry and strawberry play on the palate, backed by a good acidity and some weight and complexity on the tongue to balance it out. The finish is good and the overall impression is favorable.